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    November 15, 2012
    5:00 - 6:00pm PST  

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back to 49ers coach jim harbaugh, he is having a minor procedure. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how soon he should be back with his team. >> reporter: we have limited details on jim harbaugh and we are not sured what caused about his condition today. he was brought here today for an irregular heartbeat, it can happen to anyone from teens to seniors. most are benign but could lead it a heart attack, stroke or death. . >> a patient that has rapid beats, to patients that have recurrent rapid beats. >> reporter: he says the heart
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pumps 100,000 times in 24 hours and most people don't notice there is a problem. it is usually a skipped rapid beat, systems include shortness of breath and a racing heartbeat. if you cut down on a few basic things, all this is preventible. >> am i drinking caffeinated beverages, smoking, am i drinking alcohol. those are all things that could bring it on. >> reporter: as for the coach, espn is reporting the 49ers insist it is not a major cause of concern. it is more precautionary and it came after he experienced chest pains on wednesday. the team said coach is not at the facility. the 49ers hope to have him back
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at practice tomorrow. live, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. in 20 minutes the giants buster posey, the elite company he joins today. hear his reaction. a judge has ordered the city of organizeland to begin negotiations -- oakland to begin negotiations over the police department. a court will decide whether to place the oakland police department under federal control. and that person would have the power to fire top commanders. it comes from the riders misconduct case. attorneys involved say the take over is necessary. woman under arrest following a police chase that left a path of destruction. started before 2:00 a.m. on the 4th street on ramp and
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ended in a series of crashes in the mission district. the california highway patrol noticed the suspect driving under the influence. authorities chased her as she drove on to city streets. hit a parked car and that car then hit a man who was walking with his bicycle. the woman continued to drive and then hit another parked car. and that crash stopped her car and that is when she was taken into custody. >> she was injured in the collision. minor. and taken to the hospital. and once she was cleared she was booked into the county jail. >> the suspect is cerena barros, the chp says she has several arrests for bui. cal-osha is investigating the death of a man who was crushed by a fork lift about 9:30 a.m.
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this morning at sierra -- over super lynx plastic. workers were lifting one fork lift with another when it fell and crushed a worker. the victim was a 34-year-old man from oakland. cal-osha investigated them twice last year, one for two minor violations and another a worker sprained his ankle. judge made it official today, the solyndra plant will be sold to seigate technology for $90 million. they will use the facility for their operations. no additional details was given. president obama called solyndra a model of green technology and then went bankrupt later. new health concerns about another type of energy product, this time it is the 5-hour energy which comes in a shot
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size bottle. ktvu's david stevenson tells us what led to the investigation. david? >> reporter: first, monster energy, now 5-hour energy is being scrutinized for possible link to injuries and deaths. >> reporter: she is a coordinator at ucsf and relies on 5-hour energy shots to give a boost. >> i try not to do it too often. only on days when i feel like i am sluggish. >> the food and drug administration is taking a closer look at the drink. they confirms to ktvu it received reports of 13 deaths and 30 reports of life threatening injuries since 2008. >> energy drinks are about two cups of coffee and kind of put together in a way that might encourage you to take multiple doses. >> reporter: they asked
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researchers to look into hundreds of cases involving a variety of energy drippings. he says large doses of -- energy drinks. he says large doses can set off heart conditions. >> adrenaline triggers heart erythema. >> reporter: they say they are unaware of any deaths caused by the consumption of 5-hour energy. scientists say more research is needed. for now he says the bottles give him the right amount of boost. >> sometimes coffee gives you too much of a rush after you drink it. >> reporter: at 6:00 p.m., the clues that may helplp determine whether they have a link to illness or death. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. police continue to investigate a homicide that brought a response from a bomb
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squad. officers rushed to the apartments after 9:00 p.m. last night after a call about a shooting. officers found a man who was dead from a gun shot wound and they also found a suspicious object. it was not an explosive device. the name of the man who was killed is with held. a hiker died after falling from a rock in the berkeley hills. the body was found on berkeley property. he was hiking with friends. they called officers when he went missing. police found the body. the investigation continues. they had been drinking earlier. the victim was in his mid-20s. slighterns can growing in the -- slight concerns are growing in the daly city neighborhood after a mudslide and new information on the calm
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calm that caused the mudslide. you can see a completely different situation than when the water was flowing. on tuesday it was massive mud and water. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us from daly city. you learned the amount of water and mud is much larger than first thought. >> reporter: yeah. at first the city said 45,000 gallons of water and mud and essentially buried this city park and flowed into the neighborhood. now the city says it was more than twice as much. not 45,000, but 97,000 gallons of water that created this mess. >> reporter: this is a picnic table, the top of it, buried in 3 feet of mud. the mud came from the hill slide. this is the park and neighborhood tuesday morning a
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steady flow of water sent mud into the street. burring cars. some are still caked today. the job of city crews today was shoring up the slide area. >> all the debris stays here because we have the pending rains coming. >> the goal is to stop more mud from flowing into the neighborhood this weekend. the mud was topped with erosion netting, hey. here is what they were able to do in 36 hours and that is dig this channel so any rain that falls this weekend should be trapped here and stay out of the park and the neighborhood. he is confident the steps will be enough to stop anymore damage from the rain expected in the coming days. >> we will be monitoring, have crews assigned to make sure it
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is functioning. >> reporter: how did that jump from 45,000 gal toons 97 -- gallons to 97,000 gallons? they thought all the water was coming from a storage tank, they realized. >> there was also water being. >> reporter: there was also water being pumped through that line. ktvu channel 2 news ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. . people worried about that area where the slide was, where ken was, with the rain. but 90,000 gallons versus an inch of water, it is not going a be a big deal. that is not the real concern. in the pacific, you can see weather systems, two of them. one here. one here. system number one gets in here as we go into tomorrow. it will be a wet morning, wet
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afternoon. and look at this one, from the north. that is a cold one. this is a warm one. that is a cold one. they get here through the weekend. you can see green off shore. the real rain, the stuff that impacts you on the roadways is going to be later on. when i come back, i will have the timing on storm number one tomorrow and storm number two, gets here on the weekend. see you back here. >> thank you. you can get the forecast for your neighborhood as well as updates anytime by going to www.ktvu.com and clicking on the link. tensions and violence between israel and gaza today. >> three israelis died after they fired dozens of rockets in realiation. first time they -- retaliation.
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first time they hit tel aviv. this comes after they unleashed air strikes on gaza. the prime minister said the nation has the right to defend itself. >> no government would toleration a situation where a fifth of its people live under rockets and missile fire. and israel will not tolerate the situation. >> today they showed sign of launching a ground defensive, moving them towards the gaza strip. coming up, live to san francisco, where a protest is planned. as lawmakers hold a hearing on the tigard coffee -- on the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya, we learned when david petraeus will break his silence. >> wasn't a 911 call that brought firefighters to a house
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fire, how an alert crew was on the scene in moments.
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mixing truck flipped this afternoon blocking three lanes of traffic in san jose. the collided with a truck this afternoon. the chp issued a sig alert. all lanes were open by 3:00 p.m. and no one was injured. furious members of congress heard testimony about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya that killed four americans. the report from washington on the angry exchange of words and when they will hear from former cia director david petraeus. >> reporter: we learned at the hearing secretary of state hillary clinton will it testify about the attacks next month. some say that is not soon
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enough. >> reporter: in a hearing, they said the obama administration was warned about the security in libya and ignored requests for additional protection. >> this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinformed, read that, to the american people in the after math of this tragedy. >> reporter: the hearing became a political back and forth between republicans and democrats. >> it is not who the guilty party is, it is you. it is us. it is this committee. >> reporter: this week committees in the house and senate are holding meetings trying to figure out where things went wrong. >> hired individuals from libya to protect us and yet we haven't gotten any answers on why that failed. former cia director david petraeus, who is embroiled in
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scandal, his affair will not be discussed, he is expected to testify friday for hours. >> he was there when the decisions were made following the attack and during the attack and he is the one who will testify who has been on the ground since september 11. >> reporter: the top republican on the committee tells me after meeting with the fbi director, he is confident the fbi isn't with holding any information on the petraeus sex scandal. ktvu channel 2 news. the justice department announced a land mark settlement in the explosion and oil spill in the gulf. the attorney general eric holder out lined the settlement with bp. they pleaded guilty to manslaughter, obstruction of justice and violations. bp will pay $4.5 billion in
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fines in addition to executives being indicted on manslaughter. >> manslaughter has been pled too. i would them that would bring -- hope that would bring some degree of comfort. >> attorney general eric holder said the funds will restore the environment and the investigation is continuing. but at least one consumer group says it is pathetic and it will not be a deterrent. bp's chief execkive said all of us at -- executive said all of us at bp regret the loss of life. he said the company accepted responsibility for its actions.
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there are questions about the spike in gas prices prices. the questions raised today coming up. in san francisco, they worked for a third day on next year's budget with protesters outside. . >> occupy cal protesters are angry over proposed fee hikes, including one for grad students. they agreed to postpone at governor jerry brown's request. officials say the passage of prop 30 eliminated the need for a increase. >> no increase this year. there is nothing on the agenda today about any system wide increase for undergrads. the item with professional degree is put off to a later date. >> during the meeting a dozen
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protesters started shouting. >> investigators are looking into three suspicious fires set over night and all within a half mile of each other. authorities say they believe the same person may have set up to 30 fires over the past eight months. >> these fires have been kind of similar patterns in terms of vacant buildings, we have a task force investigating at this time. >> investigators do not have any suspect but they have a vague description of a man wearing a hooted sweat shirt. the red cross is assisting residents after their home was destroyed by fire. the fire was burning in the
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backyard and into rooms in the back of the house. nobody was home at the time. youth radio is scheduled to receive a award that white house. it teaches young people how to produce programs. it will be one of 12 after school programs honored by first lady michelle obama. major computer problem caused world wide flight delays. the out edge left thousands stranded. 10 flights were delayed at san francisco international airport. >> this is not effecting anything related to reservations, boarding, it is more specific to cargo loading. >> this is the third major computer outage for united.
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our weather now, changes are underway and looking at rain here. >> we are. started off nice today. clouds increase. partly cloudy skies outside. had a few reports of sprinkles. that is the beginning. weather system number one is knocking at our door. the clouds here. shows green returns. radar returns. especially down here in southern california. check it out. little bit of activity here. that activity will roll in tonight and give us a few areas of drizzle and sprinkles and as we head into your morning hours tomorrow, we will get wet and there will be rain. the forecast for rain, check it out, through the next storm system, rainfall forecast totals. midnight on saturday, through the day tomorrow, we could see up to an inch and a half
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invokessa. sunday -- santa rosa. sunday, the north bay, 2 inches, look at san jose, .38. livermore .25. not a major storm. talking about 48 hour totals. if this is one day, it is nice, but it is a two day deal. showers coming our way. this is a warm weather is system. that is why snow levels are high. around 6,000 feet. storm number one friday, storm number two saturday. 2-1/2 inches of rain. that is how it stands. what we have for the forecast, increasing clouds tonight. morning commute, a good shot for wet on the morning commute. standard deal. all counties will have water on the roads.
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will it come down hard? no. scattered showers. and into the afternoon, another round of rain and scattered showers for the afternoon commute. tomorrow's commutes are wet. storm number two gets here on saturday. i will see you back here. >> thank you. come back player of the year, now mvp, we will hear from the giants star, buster posey after he learned he won the award. >> and live pictures of a protest going on right now in san francisco over all of the violence in the gaza strip. you will hear the protester's demands in 10 minutes.
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. >> the giants i's buster posey won the -- the giants' buster posey won the national league mvp. he was considered the favorite owin the award -- to win the award. buster posey received 27 votes. he heard about winning the event while with his family. >> we have seen how passionate our fans were. i am fortunate to play in san francisco. couldn't be more honored to have my name along side the previous winners.
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>> besides helping the giants win, buster posey won the battle title and come back player of the year. yahoo has an explanation for why it fumbled sunday. fantasy football went down about 9:00 p.m. preventing fans from making trades. they say it was due to the failure of a data server. it was restored on monday. there are concerns that a school over how a register sex offender -- [no audio] >> lawmakers learn that refineries can manipulate price, the question is, what can they do about it? still ahead. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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. complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> parent at a school and church in the south bay are mad a equilibriumed child molester was allowed to -- mad that a child molester was allowed to be on campus. ktvu's robert handa tells us they couldn't take him into custody because of a letter he had from the church. robert? >> reporter: we have been talking to a lot of parents here and there is outrage at this church and school. even though we got some answers it may not resolve their anger. >> reporter: the catholic diocese is under fire regarding a sex offenderrer. they want to know why mark christopher gurries was allowed
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to volunteer at a festival at st. frances cabrini catholic elementary school. he was convicted for molesting a relative, a child under 14 years old. he served a year in jail and now on probation, which means he can't work events involving children. mark christopher gurries said he had a letter giving him permission to work the festival. >> not okay. maybe if it was for something that kids weren't involved in. that is another story. >> reporter: today they acknowledged a letter was provided but the policy has been changed so he was not breaking the law. >> if you have written permission by a official you could be on school grounds. >> reporter: he jumped through all the hoops to volunteer? there is a problem with the
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system. not a problem with the diocese. not a problem with the school. and not a problem with him. >> reporter: some parents say the law is one thing, the decision is another. >> we have some parents who are not sex offenders. >> we went to his home but no one was there. some parents want a meeting to discuss the process. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. a comedian has been arrested for hitting a man in the head with a bottle. katt williams assaulted the man in oakland last night. investigators say a fight broke out aboard a tour bus. he smashed the man in the head with the bottle. the cause of the fight hasn't been released but people say they were startled to hear of the arrest. >> surprising. i mean, he is big time. he was doing the show out here.
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kind of shocking to hear that from a guy who has a lot to lose. >> katt williams has been released and we spoke with officials who tell us he will perform as scheduled tomorrow night. oil refineries under the microscope as the committee held a hearing into this year's change of gas price spikes. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us live where the chevron refinery was crippled last august. >> reporter: of the 8 largest price spikes in the last 15 years, four of them occurred in 2012, including our all time high. the key question, did numerous outages cause real shortages or were they caused by a few exercising their market power
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or did they with hold fuel to spike prices? >> we have companies in position to raise prices. important, there is nothing illegal, no law against them doing that. >> reporter: no proof of illegal cuclusion -- collusions. >> the market reacts. >> some spikes did not follow normal supply and demand. >> we all said this contributes everything we learned in school. >> reporter: though some claim they were down for maintenance, their pollution records suggest they were still producing. >> i think that evident that we have seen today is a first drop in that direction. we would need to see more
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before we accuse anyone. >> reporter: there is not information available to detect illegal activity. >> some of that information that we need should be required by law. and from my read of the constitution, they have that authority. >> reporter: chevron and others did not testify today. reporting live, consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. u.s. mortgage rates are at their lowest levels in 40 years. freddy mac reported the average rate on a 30 year loan slipped to 3.34% this week. that is down from 3.40 last week and the lowest on record dating back to 1971. the rate has been below 4% all year. but it dropped lower in september when the reserve started buying mortgage bonds. on wall street today stocks
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continued their slide. the dow is down 28 to 12,542. the nasdaq is down 9 at 2,836. the s&p is down 2 at 1,353. stocks are now at their lowest level since last june. happening now, a protest in san francisco over the israeli attack in the gaza strip. ktvu's cara liu is live with the call the protesters are making to president obama. >> reporter: passionate protest going on right now. 120 people right now. many carrying signs that say stop u.s. aid to israel. their message, stop the war in gaza. across the street we have folks in a counter protest, waving
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flags saying stop using gaza as a launching pad and wanting to highlight the strong relationship the u.s. has with israel. >> jewish community stands behind israel right now. no one wants war but every citizen has a right to be defended by its country. >> there has been a false presentation, israel retaliating, already there are more palestinian casualties than israeli. >> reporter: dozens of police officers are here trying to make sure things stay peaceful. it has been a peaceful protest. another protest is planned for tomorrow. live in downtown san francisco, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. how does your child shape up? a new study shows a troubling trend.
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>> if you drink alcohol, how many extra calories that means for you on average.
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the state department says many of california children are not in shape. fitness tests show a third of tested students were in good
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shape. tests found 31% passed all six test areas. the test rated 30% of children of having high health risk. the peanut butter plant tied to salmonella knew products were contaminated before they were shipped. the fda said testing found 9 types of salmonella. and two of 11 lots included the outbreak strain. they also found dirty equipment and poor food safety practices. on average americans add 100-calories a day from alcohol. they looked at how much alcohol
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adults drink. stay with us. more news after a short break here on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m.
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a deadline set for 2:00 p.m. by the hostess brands came and went today. they said they needed to return to their jobs or the company will go out of business. ktvu's sal castaneda has more. >> reporter: some of the workers were still on strike.
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we were in oakland at 2:00 p.m. and production continued. in jeopardy brands that may stop being produced because of a stalemate between management and workers. >> reporter: workers at this bakery in oakland say they joined bakers at 26 other plants nationwide on strike after a judge imposed a contract with too many take away. they say it is necessary to stay in business. leaders say the company has been mismanaged and now workers are being asked to sacrifice too month. he worked here for 28 years says 92% voted to walk out saying enough is enough. >> they are trying to make a profit by taking away from the worker's wages, not by sales or improvements in the product.
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>> reporter: although operations continue here today, company officials say it can't continue with a shortage of workers. hostest ceo says the only altern -- hostess ceo says the only alternative is to shut down completely. >> we don't have enough to maintain normal production. we are appealing to those on the picket line to go back to work and avoid putting 18,000 people out of work. >> reporter: unlikely any decision will be made till tomorrow but 18,000 people could lose their job if they go out of business. live, sal castaneda, ktvu channel 2 news. a 24-year-old children's ski instructor died after a fall on saturday while skiing in the back country. even though she was wearing a
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helmet she suffered severe injuries. she died on tuesday. they don't open till december 7 but operators say it is still accessible. the u.s. postal service recorded a $16 billion loss for last year. it comes in the year in which they had to default on payments to the government. gap is reporting strong 3 3rd quarter results that beat expectations. the company reported today it earned $308 million or 63 cents a share. they expected 62 cents a share. the ceo says the numbers show the gap is resonating with customers. the company is ready to compete and win at banana republic this
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season. mars has been parked for a month scooping up soil sample. the next target is to find ia rock to drill into -- to find a rock to drill into. . president obama today toured the area devastated more than two weeks ago by superstorm sandy. on staten island the president met with people who lost their homes and who were waiting for supplies. he talked with a couple whose two young sons died in the storm. the president they would help with rebuilding. some say he should have come sooner. rain is on the way. >> few miles off shore. a few sprinkles into the evening but the real rain comes for the morning commute. slow moving right now. if we take a rough estimate, it
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is 35 miles out there. that is a weak band of moisture. the real rain will be here in the over night hours into tomorrow morning. these were the highs from today. despite the clouds, it was a nice day. 69 in santa rosa. good run. got really nice weather around here, high temperatures above the average. storm one, storm two. further south, that is the warm one. storm two, that is the cold one. high snow levels. low snow levels. more rain. less rain. this may deliver a good punch. cold and warm. here comes the warm one. showers develop. that is the radar return. inch of rain therein north bay -- rain in the north bay from this one. on saturday, this is over night. saturday night into sunday
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morning. this system, which is more traditional, it will have more wind a frontal passage. the rain will come, it will blow by. sunday afternoon, clearing out there. two very different weather systems. friday morning, morning commute. raining good in santa rosa. showers all over the bay area. then lunchtime, not horrible, right? scattered showers. afternoon commute, showers in the area. there will be a lot of wet roadways. first is scattered showers. the next system, coming in right here, this is right here. that system, will be more of a traditional storm. you get the picture. a lot going on. be ready for wet roads friday it, saturday, and even sunday. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view shakes out like this, you can see it, wet.
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nothing major. not flooding rains or anything. i will be back at 6:00 p.m. and update the model. >> thank you. breaking news right now from hayward. live pictures from news chopper 2. this is "c" and 7th street. a lot of police on the scene. at this point we are not sure what is going on. you can see this street is blocked off. avoid that area, "c" and 7th street in hayward. we are working to get more information. if we do we will bring them to you. some type of police action at "c" and 7th street. grounded. why you will no longer see the blimps giving people a tour of the bay area. the big heist pulled off at jfk international airport. c passin]
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♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ]
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. officials at chico state university took steps to cut down on wild partying. the president paul zingg suspended all fraternity and sororities and their -- he mentioned a case in which one
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suffered a alcohol over dose and put on life support. authorities at jfk international airport are investigating the theft of 3600 ipad minis. the stolen tablets are worth $1.5 million. they were taken from the same building that was used to film another heist in good fellows. it happened on monday and believed they are still on the loose. what a white knight sponsor it will ground its tours for good in two weeks. they began taking passengers on tours six years ago but leaders say the lack of a long term sponsor and the high price of helium are making it impossible to survive. there is a small window of opportunity for a sponsor to step forward. for 5-$6 million a sponsor could tack their logo on for one year. live in san francisco where 100 demonstrators are voicing
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their support for pal stillians. that -- pal stillians. -- palestinians. >> and the court documents that show more expensive delays could be on the way.
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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> 100 protesters gathered outside in san francisco. this video shot a few minutes ago. the group gathered here around 5:15 p.m. this evening. they are update over an arisy attack in the gaza strip and they -- israeli attack in the gaza strip and they want president obama to end aid. >> the power has just gone out. we have been dealing with power outages but this feels like war. may not have been declared but feels like war. >> she is in gaza, not far from where the attacks occurred. 2,000 ground troops are